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Contact: Jerry Hightower, Park Ranger, 678-538-1245
Renowned environmental artist, Tim Hunter, will exhibit some of his latest art work at the 2005 Chattahoochee River Summer Festival on Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 28th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Festival will be held at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center in Alpharetta, GA.
Although a North Fulton native who grew up in Sandy Springs, Hunter had a studio, studied, and exhibited for many years in San Francisco. His background was influenced by the Asian and conceptual art he studied during the seventies, the themes that Mr. Hunter works with “have connections to a ‘Southern’ sensibility: nature, memory, loss, history, and personal expression.” His studio is now back in Atlanta where he also teaches Illustration and Design at The Art Institute of Atlanta. For the past several years, his work has focused largely on the images of birds out of environmental concerns, their symbolic associations, and his own personal interest.
As a winner of the Eighth Open Studios Southern Artists Competition, Hunter’s “Birds in Peril” panels are featured in the Juried Exhibition–in-Print Catalog Number 46. His grey concrete panels with bold black asphalt silhouettes were inspired by Audubon’s bird paintings. In the Catalog, New American Paintings, Tim says ‘I am interested in how every aspect of life combines to create a larger whole and the importance of individuals in the ”Big Picture”. One thing is certain, Tim Hunter’s extraordinary work will definitely be a part of the big picture at the Chattahoochee River Summer Festival.